when a chef in anaheim, california, learned just how many motel kids often go hungry, well, he began serving up a solution, one plate at a time. this week's cnn hero is bruno sorato. >> i came to this country 30 years ago. i love to cook but to be in the restaurant business you must love the people. how's your lunch, ladies? >> beni. >> in 2005, my mom was here on vacation from italy. i said, mom, let's go to the boys and girls club. this little boy, 5 years old, eating potato chips for his dinner. he was a motel kid. i find out a poor family with nothing else live in the motel. the motel environment is extremely bad. drugs, prostitution, alcoholics. it's horrible. when they go back after school, it's no dinner. there's no money. mom said, bruno, you must feed them the pasta. i'm bruno serato. i listen to my mama. now my mission is feeding the hungry children. six years ago we start feeding the kids. when the recession came, customers dropped and the children doubled.